Change of Address Checklist

Change of Address Checklist

Nov 17, 2020

Moving day preparations are underway and you want to make sure nothing is forgotten during the process. You’ve made your list of “to-do’s.” The rental truck has been secured, boxes and packing supplies are readily available and you’ve hired professional movers to assist you. But one thing you’re not so sure about is how to change your mailing address.

You don’t want to be without any important pieces of mail, so making sure you notify the correct parties of your new location is extremely important. Maybe you’re preparing for a move to a new city in the Golden state or are relocating to a new neighborhood across town. You might even be moving across the country. Regardless of where you’re going, you can use this easy-to-follow change of address checklist to keep track of notifications you’ll need to make. Soon, it’ll be as if you never moved.

How to Change Your Mailing Address

The first and most important agency to notify when it’s time to make an address change is the United States Postal Service (USPS). There are various ways to complete an address change.

  • Change your address online. The USPS website allows you to change your address online in a few easy steps. This is also the fastest way to take care of an address change, because you’ll receive immediate confirmation from the comfort of your own home.
  • Visit your local post office. No matter where you are in the country, any local post office should have change of address forms on hand that you can fill out in person. Once you turn in the form, a confirmation letter will be sent to your new address.

If you need to edit, extend or even cancel your change of address form, you can enter your confirmation code and zip code online.

There are also a couple of other solutions to consider when changing your mailing address.

  • Rent a post office box. If you need a secure place to receive your mail or if you want to have a separate mailing address that is different from your home address, post office boxes are available.
  • Have USPS hold your mail.  All letters and packages will be held at no charge.

Who to Notify When You Move

If you’ve contacted the post office, you might think your work is done. But there are plenty of other entities to add to your list of who to notify when you move:

  • Tax agencies & social security (IRS, SSA)
  • Utilities
  • Phone, cable & internet providers
  • Employer
  • Home or renter’s insurance
  • Bank & credit card companies
  • Other financial or loan institutions
  • Magazine, subscription and online shopping services
  • Voter registration

Printable Change of Address Checklist

Now that you’ve discovered how to change your mailing address, give yourself an easy way to remember what you need to do. Create a printable change of address checklist in PDF form to keep with you during the process. Simply complete a task, check off the boxes on your list and file the document for your records.

Your Complete Moving Partner

Moving to a new address is no small task, no matter the distance. Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. has been helping families and corporate organizations make the transition since 1925. We are relocation specialists and are a proud Allied Van Lines agent, serving our valued customers across California and beyond. Contact us today for a free moving quote and learn more about our services, or give us a call at 1-858-513-3800 and our professional staff will be happy to assist you.

Change of Address Resource

Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. has joined into a partnership with Updater to give you a completely free, safe, and easy way to take care of everything you need to do for your move. For a booked move, Atlas pays for our customers to access Updater to help with address changes and the transfer of utilities. Find more information and how to get started with our Updater Overview.

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